Charlotte Hornets Front Office
While the Wizards and Hornets largely are bringing back the same teams, the Magic, Hawks and Heat enter 16-17 with meaningful changes to their roster.
The Hornets certainly need Kemba Walker in order to win games, they also need him from an aesthetic perspective to enliven what would otherwise be a middling squad grimly managing its own deficiencies.
We often debate about how much the NBA's greatest coaches owe their success to the superstars they've tied themselves to. We'll never know how to precisely dole out credit. But Steve Clifford is quietly approaching a value that suggests he's simply waiting for his superstar.